5.3: /stand/ versus /rescue/ ?

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 6 11:59:26 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 06 October 2004 01:48 pm, Ryan Sommers wrote:
> > /stand is installed as part of the installation process.  Basically,
> > sysinstall starts off by letting you partition your disks.  Once that is
> > done, it mounts everything under /mnt, then copies the /stand off of the
> > mfsroot to /mnt/stand and finally chroots into mnt for the rest of the
> > install.  It copies /stand so that it can still get to the utilities
> > in /stand that it needs while it does the actual install.
> Is there any reason why we need /stand after the install process? As part
> of the post-install configuration would it be possible to have /stand
> removed?

Prior to /rescue it was (ab)used as a sort of /rescue type of thing.  Now that 
we have /rescue, it probably can be removed after the installation is 

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